Augusta County Library receives statewide honors

Books 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Kudos to Augusta County Library’s staff and volunteers on their recent recognition from the Virginia Public Library Directors Association (VPLDA) who presented them with two awards.

The Outstanding Cooperative Programs award was presented for the library’s Job Club partnership with the Rotary Club of Staunton-Augusta County.

The Outstanding Innovative Outreach award was for working to relocate the Augusta county Genealogical Society’s library to the Fishersville location.

Both awards honor the most outstanding programs for libraries serving a population between 30,000 and 80,000. The programs recognized are examples of how the library has partnered to expand and enhance programming for adult audiences in a time of limited finances.

Library director Diantha McCauley was excited about the awards, commenting, “Although the true measure of our success is how well we meet the needs of our community, it is gratifying to be recognized by our peers in the library profession.”

The VPLDA is comprised of the directors of public libraries from across the state. Formed some twenty years ago, the group meets annually to present awards for outstanding services and programs.

For additional information about Augusta County Library and its services, contact the library at 540-885-3961 or visit  ###





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